GC

Class 47 on the GC branch to Blidworth Colliery

Class 47 on the GC branch to Blidworth Colliery. The train is waiting at Inkersall crossing, just before the junction of the spur to Rufford loaded sidings.

The caption above IS wrong (see the comment below) This is the definitive revised location for the picture above! The train’s standing after Inkersall crossing, not before it.

A class 25 arrives to pick up a loaded coal train at the GC sidings immediately behind the Midland box

A class 25 arrives to pick up a loaded coal train at the GC sidings immediately behind the Midland box. The wagons in the background in the Midland sidings look like they are for Corby steelworks. You can also see the inner and outer home signals protecting the old refuge siding on the Clipstone branch.

Kevin Mulhall kindly provided the following additional information:

The class 25 working 8T20 is 5175 which was from the first lot of class 25s built. This was sub-class 25/0 and was very rare around Nottinghamshire, it was a Eastern Region loco and would have been based at Tinsley and Leeds Holbeck. It is on number 5 road GC side and the wagons for Corby are on number 5 road Midland side.

8T20 moves off towards Blidworth Junction.

8T20 sets off through the undergrowth towards Blidworth Junction (GC).

Another class 25 with a brake van in tow creeps down to the end of the GC spur.

Another class 25 with a brake van in tow creeps down to the end of the GC spur.

Comments

4 Responses to “GC”

  1. James Woodland on November 23rd, 2008 8:02 pm

    Hello Clyde,
    Re the brush 4 working 6V02,this train is standing at Bilsthorpe Junction and Not waitng at the gates,I am sure Kev would know.

    James Woodland

    Retired MS4

  2. Kevin Mulhall on November 25th, 2008 1:39 pm

    Hi Clyde,Re 6V02,the brush 4 looks as if its 2 tone green and when you look at the picture Rufford Empty sidings bank is on the right hand side of the brush 4 and on the left hand side is what I use to call Rufford stocking site (Bilsthorpe} I remember one day that Roy Edge and myself found the GF key to the stocking site,it was found downthe bank not far from the GF,I remember that Roy put is near to the key token machine hut

  3. kevin mulhall on December 2nd, 2008 9:44 pm

    Clyde,
    the class 25 working T19 is at the back of Rufford box ok,remember if you came along the yellow brick road up the hill the box was on your right,have a look on goole earth again follow yellow brick road up thats what we call it,you will see a open area that was the place we use to park up

  4. Paul Godber on February 28th, 2011 7:02 pm

    Hi
    Excellent site with great information, brings back fond memories.

    I am seeking information on the actuall workings within the colliery, where loco’s ran round, paths to and from the empty sidings, brake van roads ? location of a shed for colliery loco’s.

    time frame is 60′s 70′s
    a very large 1:2500 map is available if anyone can help.

    many thnks

    Paul Godber